In 1982 I graduated from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, with a Doctoral degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology. After having worked at the Psychosocial Department of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, my husband and I moved to Canada. We lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia for one year, where I worked on a grant for Family and Children’s Services on behalf of their Group Home for boys and by giving Workshops to their staff. In 1987 we moved to Bromont, Quebec, where I work as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice and am registered as a member with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1988.
Since 1998, I have particularly specialized myself in Couple and Family Therapy and in 2002, I successfully completed an extensive post-graduate training program in Couple and Family therapy, accredited by the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry of the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal.
In 2018-2019 I completed a one year program with the Couples Institute on their Developmental Model which is based on Attachment Theory and focuses on Individual differentiation and the different attachment styles within the couple.